A candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long--

Monday, September 25, 2017

But shall the angels call her
much sooner than we’ve planned,
we’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand....

Monday, September 5, 2016

And then this happened!!

I was recently going through some family photos and realized that the photos with Megan in them were not nearly as painful as the photos without Megan in them!!!

Check out this clip from the Meredith Vieira show!!


Friday, November 21, 2014

A Great Story!!

This is a great story about knowledgeable coaches who stayed calm and used an AED and CPR to save a life right here in South Orange county!  I know that Megan is smiling!!!!



Saturday, September 20, 2014

Is anyone still out there??

Is anyone still out there?  Does anyone check this site to see photos of Megan?  I have to say that as the years go by, I visit the site less and less.  I wish I had recent photos to post but of course I don't.  I wish I had new stories to write about Megan but I don't have those either.  All I have is memories.  That's all we have left when someone dies.

We are given only one direction to go in life, and that is forward.  Besides losing Megan, that concept was one of the hardest to get used to.  Time just keeps marching on.  When she died, I just wished that time could stand still so I could process the loss, to get used to the idea.  But time just keeps ticking, and life continued to go on.  It was so hard, because I wanted to just stop the world , so I could catch my breath and realize what happened, but that was impossible.  But truthfully, if I even did have that option, I realize now that it would not have helped me accept that she wasn't coming home any faster.

People have told me over the past 7 years, that I am strong and maybe even inspirational.  I'm okay with that description but truthfully, having Matt and Madison kept me going.  It would have broken my heart if they not only lost their sister, but that their mom lost it, too.  But believe me, I did have those days when I wondered if I would survive, but I did.

I do have moments though, when I re-live the day she died, or the days and weeks following.  I still have images and thoughts that take my breath away.  But those are only moments now, no longer hours or days of emotional and physical pain.  Just moments.

It was a crazy time.  We had so many people at our home for months to follow.  I always said that Megan would have loved to be there.  Megan's friends came to hang out with Madison and Matt and I was so appreciative that they brought their youthful spirits into the house.  People brought dinner every day for us.  I wasn't too hungry but I was so, so happy that the kids were getting fed.  We even had a friend come who took out our trash everyday for us.  In the first couple of years after she died, simple things became difficult to accomplish.  I felt like I was walking through thick mud.  Everything took extra effort to get done.  It was hard to stay consistent with any routine.  It was as if my routine was written on paper and that paper was torn into pieces and thrown up in the air.  I felt like I was always trying to catch the papers and put it all back together, but somehow the pieces didn't fit anymore.  Sounds crazy, I know, but that is the only way I can explain it.

So seven years has gone by without Megan and I wonder what she would have been like.  Where would she have gone to school, what would she look like, what would our relationship be like?  There are so many questions that will never be answered. But I do accept that is the way it is.  I'll never know.  But I can imagine.

This site has always been about Megan, but this post is more about me.  I am not exactly sure why I felt compelled to write this much.  I do enjoy reading the old posts on this site and would like to figure out a way to print everything out so I have a hard copy of it.  I am actually afraid that this site might disappear sometime into cyberspace.

If you are reading this, it means that you are still visiting the site and thinking about Megan.  Thanks for that.  I always hope to keep her memory alive.

Friday, March 30, 2012

15, 16, 17, 18 & now 19

Happy Birthday Megan. I'm still not sure why you are not here to grow older with us. We miss you and love you and not a day goes by that I don't think about you.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I was just given some raw video footage taken at the 2010 Run for Megan. It was so great to be able to re-live the event and remember who was there. So many people came out that day, and as I was watching the video I just kept thinking that Megan would be amazed. Thanks so much to everyone who came to any or all of the Run for Megan events!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Happy Birthday Megs!!! If you were here right now I would tell you that I miss you, I love you and I want you back. I would tell you that I would trade places with you in a heartbeat... if I could. I would tell you that I don't know why you left us so quickly, and that I would give anything to hug you again. I would tell you that it is just not fair, and that you should be here to live the life that you were given. But you aren't and I don't know why. The world has changed so much since you left. I constantly think about how much you would have loved Facebook, texting, high school dances, high school football games, you would have loved high school for that matter!! You missed out on Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and you missed out on Madison rolling her eyes at me when I sing their songs in the car! You missed Madisons first day of Middle School, and Matts first day of college. You missed out on hanging out with your fabulous friends. There is just too much to mention. You have missed all of that... and we missed you. Alot. Today Matt will come back from college and we will have a dinner at our house with Megan's friends and their families. It will be the last time that we are all together for Megs birthday since next year most of them will be away at college. Time marches on.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I hope you had the time of your life!!

Wow!! We did it!! You did it! We all did it together!! The 4th Megan Myers Memorial 5k Run/Walk was wonderful! Despite the light rain, about 350 people came out to participate! Thank you all for your continued support! We raised approximately $12,500! Amazing.

Here is an article from the OC Register and some photos taken that day.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Megan Myers Memorial 5k Run/Walk

Rain or shine, the event is on!!

Event day registration is available!!! Come early. 5k starts at 10am. See you there!!

Check out this OC Register_Article 10/12/2010

October 17, 2010 - Run for Megan at Dana Hills High School

This years Run 4 Megan will take place at Dana Hills High School on 10/17/2010 at 10:00 am.

If you have any questions, e-mail me at gailmy@cox.net
Hope to see you there!
All donations benefit the Megan Myers Memorial Fund and helps us to support our mission to promote safety and eduation for our community kids. Our non profit organization donates Automated External Defibrillators to local schools and youth sporting venues, supports heart screenings, and provides college scholarships to high school athletes.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010

Thank you to the Dana Hills Cross Country team for the plaque which now marks Megan's Grove. Megan loved the Cross Country family and was so happy to be part of the team.

Megan would be 17 years old today. Selfishly, I wish that I had a chance to see what she would have been like at 17 years old. I wish she had the chance to experience 17 years of life. At least. Kids shouldn't die so young. Kids shouldn't die before their parents. It's not the way it is supposed to work.

Thank you to Micaela C. who started the "Wear Blue on March 30th" event on Facebook to honor Megan. She would love that. I hope that everyone has a bright blue day today!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

What a fun photo of Matt and Megan! This is probably the last one that they took together! It was sent to me by my sister and was taken in the summer of 2007. We went to watch their cousin Corey's band play at a club in Anaheim. I completely forgot this, but I was reminded that we also had tickets to watch him play at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano the night that Megan passed away.

I know that I haven't updated the site since the Run 4 Megan, and really don't have a good reason. Since the run, we have donated AED's to the Ocean Institute in Dana Point and they are now fully equipped if anything should arise. There are so many kids that use the facility all year round, as well as many weddings, meetings, and get togethers that take place at the facility. Right after we donated, a father of a bride passed out at a wedding, and I heard that the Ocean Institute personnel had the AED nearby if needed. Luckily, it wasn't necessary but it does give peace of mind to everyone involved.

I replanted flowers at Megan's Grove today. The rain, wind, and lack of warm sunshine has taken a toll on Megan's Grove, but I am sure that things will grow well this Spring. I met the new Park Ranger, who is just so sweet, and she told me how many people she sees visit the Grove. I really do embrace my time there, and it is really a special place.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Special Day, for A Special Cause, because of a Very Special Girl

Here is a photo of Megan and Sophia. Megs used to babysit Sophia. Check out Kerry's photos below and see how much she has grown up!
The Run 4 Megan was a huge success!! There were lots of smiling faces who came out to celebrate Megan and help to continue with her legacy!! We raised $12,000!! Wow! Thank you everyone for all of your support and kind thoughts! It was great to see you out there!

Here are some photos:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Run 4 Megan - Register the Day of the Event 10/11/2009

T-shirt art designed by our friend Stew, at http://www.goetzdesign.net/

Updated 10/03/2009
Ready, set, go!!! It is time for the 3rd Annual Run for Megan!!! Register on Race Day for this 5k Run/Walk, non competitive event for everyone. Mark your calendars. The date is Sunday, October 11, 2009, at 11am, at Dana Hills High School!!! Please note the venue change from last year!! This years course is the same one used for the famous Dana Hills Cross Country Invitational and is a scenic trip around Dana Hills High School! The terrain will be some grass, but mostly asphalt and concrete. Print out the registration form from the sidebar. E-mail me at gailmy@cox.net if you have questions.
Race day registration is also available and T-Shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis.

All proceeds benefit the Megan Myers Memorial Fund, a non profit fund, which promotes safety and education for our community kids!!
If you would like to donate, but can't make it to the Run/Walk, please send donations to: Megan Myers Memorial Fund, 32545B Golden Lantern #123, Dana Point, CA 92629. Thank you for your continued support!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

We found the IPOD!!!

I was always hoping to have some magical story about where we ended up finding the IPod. (See the posting on July 30, 2008). Like maybe it would be attached to a note written by Megan telling us that she is okay, in heaven and happy as can be! Jeff found the IPod in a box in his closet which contained items taken from his office desk which was cleaned out in 10/08. He is sure that it wasn't in there at that time. So we can only speculate how it got there! Maybe that is the magical part of the story!!!

We are still in the planning stages of the Run 4 Megan and should know more soon. There will be construction in the LN Regional Park starting in Sept. which could affect our run. The race director is trying to figure out the changes and will get back to me when he knows something!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Congratulations to Serena Lomonico and Tyler Valdes, this year's recipients of the Megan Myers Memorial Scholarship!! Serena will be attending UCLA in the fall and Tyler will be attending Stanford!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

More photos of Megan!!!


Check out these photos which were sent to me by Megan's friend, Alissa! They are from an End of 8th Grade beach party, and from the 8th Grade Dance, taken in June, 2007. I am ALWAYS so thrilled to get photos of Megan, no matter when or where they were taken!!! I especially love the recent ones, which remind me of the happy Megster who was so ready to take life on!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's a Puppy!!

Meet Riley!! She is a new addition to our family!! What does this have to do with Megan and her website, you might be asking?!?
Well Megan always wanted a dog!! And I always said "No"! And for her friends out there who are wondering why we waited until now to get one, all I can say is "I know, I know, I know, I know!" We had a full house and full hearts, and I just couldn't imagine adding anything else to the mix.
Madison did her homework and found a hypoallergenic breed, Wheaten Terrier, the rest is history. She has been here for only a couple of days and we are so thrilled to get to know her. She is 100% puppy. She naps, she plays, she naps, she eats, you know the rest!! It's all good. We are working on the nighttime sleeping, but in the meantime, I bought a family size pack of earplugs!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Forever 14!!!

Happy Birthday to you, Megan! Today, Megs would have been 16 years old. Today, Megan would have gone to the DMV and passed the test with flying colors and she would have had her drivers license. It is hard to celebrate something that never happened. All we can do is celebrate the life that she did have, remember her, and imagine what would have been.

A couple of years ago when Matt got his drivers permit, Matt and Meg had a discussion about how they would both have to share the car when Megan followed Matt and turned 16. They got into specifics about who would take it on what days, and once when the discussion got heated, I told them to cool it because it was a long way off and things change, you never know what might happen. Of course, at the time, I was thinking more in terms of maybe getting a second car, not the fact that Meg's wouldn't be here. Matt reminded me of that conversation after Megan died, and it is just so true that we never know what will happen next. We hope that we do, we hope that we have some control, and that the hopes and dreams that we have for our life, and our kids lives, will become a reality. And luckily most of the time they do. But for those times when life takes a sharp left turn, you really can't help but ask "what happened", knowing that one of the hardest parts is that there is no answer.

Here is a link to some "new" photos provided by Denene Carmen. She found these on her camera!! What a great gift to have them. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

18 Months today.

Ugh. How did so much time go on? How does the Megster not know about everything that has gone on over the past 18 months. She is not here to enjoy the new boat slip, or a smoothie at Jamba Juice. She isn't here to see her brother get his license, or her sisters new cool scooter. She is not here to meet all the new friends that her brother and sister have, or to hear how her own friends are doing. She isn't here to experience Megan's Grove, or to participate in the NCAA pool, which she won two years ago!! She isn't here to tell me where she put the IPod!! So much has gone on in the last 18 months. Time is now measured as of 9/26/2007, or before that. I just wish that she was here to enjoy everything that has gone on in the past 18 months. I know that she would have had a great time. (I do believe that she is here in spirit, but it is not the same!)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Click on the photo and check out the girl's faces. It is pretty funny! You can tell I am ready for summer since every photo lately we are in our
bathing suits!!!

This blog was originally set up by my neighbor extraordinaire, Todd P., who helped us out so much by putting together the video for Meg's Memorial Service (with lots of help from Tony and Kerry) and starting this site, so that everyone was updated with plans regarding the memorial, as well as a place that we could share our memories of the Megs. Last year, it became a good outlet for me to find photos of Meg and post them and write something about her. It was kind of healing, and I felt that somehow I was still taking care of things for her. In the middle of last year, when the AED issue came up, I used the site to post information regarding the progress we were making on getting the devices into schools. My family felt that it was better if we just used the site to remember Megan, instead of using it to push a "cause". (At last count, the Megan Myers Memorial Fund and its generous donors have donated, or are in the process of donating, 18 AED's to local schools and sports organizations!! Many more have been given to local schools by individual donors, as well) In addition, we awarded 3 college scholarships and will give out 2 more in June.

As time is going on, I still have so many wonderful memories, but I am finding it harder to write them down. I wish that I had new, recent memories, but I don't. I guess what I am trying to say is that I don't update the blog as much anymore, because I don't have as much to say.
I guess I could write about how everything has changed, or about the ever present mental gymnastics that goes on which tries to make sense of everything, or that life is not as sweet as it used to be. But I won't.
Maybe I could write that although things have changed, we are carrying on, and that the changes are becoming so familiar that a sense of normalcy is setting in. I can say that the mental gymnastics tends to take a back seat to a busy schedule, which is a nice break. I can say that although life isn't as sweet as it used to be, it IS still sweet and seeing Matt and Madison continue to grow into wonderful, kind hearted souls, is as good as it gets!!!
So this month we look forward to Madison's 10th birthday, Jeff's ##th birthday, and Valentines day. Then we look into March, when Megan would have been 16. I am sure that I will have more thoughts about that as it approaches.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a great holiday!! We just got back to Dana Point from a long overdue vacation to Maui!! This is a photo taken in front of my dad's condo in Makena. He has a beautiful place which overlooks Molokini and we sat on his lanai and just watched the whales swim by. It was pretty spectacular. We were there over New Years and ended up taking our annual New Years photo on the beach, instead of what we thought would be our new tradition of taking the photo at Megans Grove.
The weather was warm and mostly sunny! This was our first big vacation taken together without the Megster. I took Megan alone to Hawaii in 2003 and we had a blast together. It was like girls week out! I am so happy that I did that and she loved it!!!
So now we are back to reality, which seems a little harder to get into this time around. I didn't dive into doing the laundry, and going to the store like I would have in the past!!! But I am happy that the holidays are over (I know, I sound like Scrouge), the days are getting longer and that it was 80+ degrees in Dana Point today!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Wow, it is here again. Where did the year go? When I look back at 2008, so much has happened, but it seems like just yesterday that I updated this blog with my last Christmas message!!

This year has been one of healing and I guess just processing what has happened. I can tell you first hand, that time really doesn't heal anything, it just makes it different. For me anyway. There are days when I get busy with life and feel okay, and other days when some thoughts can literally still take my breath away. There have been many days when I just wished that time could stand still so that I can just absorb and make sense of everything, but luckily time goes on, life goes on..... it has to. And so do we.

So we are all looking forward to another New Year, an upcoming family vacation, spending time with old and new friends, and just more adventures together in this wonderful life!!!

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I love this photo!! You might have seen it before on this site, but I wanted to post it again. I guess I just like to look at it, because it reminds me of the happy times that Megs and friends had. These girls and their families are still a big part of our lives and always will be. We ended up having to give a copy of this photo to the news people who were at our door after Megan passed away. Somehow they got Megan's 7th or 8th grade photo, and she would not have been happy to have that one published in the paper or on the news!!

The 6 weeks since the Run for Megan went by in a flash. I can't believe that this is Thanksgiving week already!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Gail

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

WOW!!! Lets do it again next year!!!!

What an incredible day at the Run 4 Megan!!! Over 500 people joined in on the fun and came together to celebrate Megan!!! Thank you everyone for being there and spending the day with us!!! It was great to see you all!!! Thank you, friends, for stepping up to volunteer. We had people who came from Washington State, as well as folks who braved Highway 74 to get there. We had one long distance runner, (Dont worry Kirk, I won't mention your name) who challenged himself to run the course 10 times. He did that... then ran lap #11!!! My 84 year old dad, Megan's grandpa, (sorry I told your age Dad) came up from San Diego to help with registration. Megan's cousins came from Victorville to work the water station and the refreshment stand. I saw so many friendly faces there, everyone so supportive. What a great way to spend a Sunday!

Here are some photos with many more to follow!!!Please send me your photos from Sunday, since I was too busy psyching myself up for 3 miles and didn't take any!







Monday, October 6, 2008

The terrain is a combination of grass, dirt trail, paved street! If you are bringing a stroller, I would recommend a jog stroller.

It's almost here! Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 11:00 the Run 4 Megan, aka 2nd Annual Megan Myers Memorial Run, will be held at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Come early since parking can get tough based on the number of events in the park that day. Parking is $5 at the gate. Register for the run on the day of the event. T-shirts will be on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the event. Thank you for all the wonderful support!! We look forward to seeing you on the 12th!!

***By the way, we didn't find the IPod by 9/26. I did say that I would stop searching on that day, but it has become somewhat of a challenge to me now!!! Madison is now the proud owner of Megs new IPod!!!****

Friday, September 26, 2008

One year ago today...

I started to write this paragraph about 100 different ways, and about 100 different times, but the way that feels the best is by just saying that I deeply miss Megan. Words really can’t describe the feeling. I miss her smile, her smell, her soft youthful skin, her freckles, her stunning eyes, her beautiful hair. I miss her kind heart, her spirit, her spunk, her laugh. I miss the relationship that we had shared. I miss my daughter and my friend.

I have learned over the past year that there is absolutely nothing that will fill the hole in my heart, because she is not here to see, touch, smell or hear. I can still talk to her, and laugh with her, and tell her about what is going on here with Matt and Madison, but it is not the same. I feel close to her when I feel the breeze, or see God’s beauty here on Earth, because I know that she is a part of it.

We have met some wonderful people over the past year that has helped give us tools to cope with such a loss. We have such incredible support from friends and family, new and old. Megan touched so many lives and our community has come together to mourn for her and support each other.

Megan died one year ago today, at the age of 14, from a condition known as Myocarditis, which weakens the heart resulting in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The most common cause of Myocarditis is viral. She did not have any symptoms. She just died during a cross country race for Dana Hills High. Luckily, I was there with her, she passed away in a beautiful place, doing what she loved; just being part of a team. Megan played AYSO soccer since she was 5, became part of an incredible soccer team named Pride, then branched out and started cross country in her freshman year.

When I look at Megan’s life, I can seriously say that I have no regrets and I know that she wouldn’t either. I picture myself holding a gold box in my hands, which holds her time here on earth, and it is a beautiful box, it is just too small. Unfortunately, I don’t have more memories with her to fill it. But I am so grateful for the time we had with her, and given a choice would have taken the 14 years we had, over not having her at all.

If you are reading this, then I would imagine that you have been touched in some way by Megan’s life and Megan’s death. I hope that you have looked at your own life and determined what is important to you for your own happiness and fulfillment. Our time here is so short and unpredictable. I have become so much more appreciative of the good things in life, not material things by any means, but the beauty of the Earth, my beautiful family, the friendships that we have, our good health, and just the day to day experiences that we call “life”.

Blessings to you all-

Gail Myers

Friday, September 5, 2008

Collage by Micaela C.

Micaela C. made this wonderful collage out of some of her favorite photos of Meg. I love it!! Thanks- Gail

Monday, August 18, 2008

Run for Megan - 5k Run/Walk/Jog

Come join the fun on October 12, 2008, at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. The Megan Myers Memorial 5k, aka Run 4 Megan, will start at 11:00am or after prior race is completed.
Download the Registration Form from the sidebar and pre-register by mail or register on the day of the event!
Parking at LN Regional Park is $5. Follow the signs at the park to the Registration area.
Thanks to the South Orange County Wildcats Track Club for generously organizing this event! Also, thanks to Terry T., Tony T., and Stew G. for helping with the flyer, T-shirts and website!!! I would be lost without you.
Donations and registration should be made out to Megan Myers Memorial Fund.

Monday, August 4, 2008

I was lucky enough (or crazy enough) to take video of the Pride team from the 2004 - 2007 soccer season, then make a DVD which was shown at the team parties. It is probably the least professional job there is, but to the Pride players and fans, it gave us some great memories. I uploaded it to Google, but the quality is not great. Hopefully, I can figure out how to improve upon it, but in the meantime, enjoy. Megan is #6 in white or blue. The 2006 - 2007 video is on the sidebar. It is about 17 minutes. If you are not a big soccer fan, skip to the last 4 minutes to see the Pride players grow up!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The IPod Story

On Monday 9/24/2007, after a long day at school and cross country practice, Megan got in my car, and reminded me that we were going to get her long overdue birthday present, an IPod. She had even marked it on her infamous white board calendar - check out the photo. She already had an IPod Mini, but wanted to upgrade. As she was downloading new music that night, she told me that she wanted to give her old one to Madison for Christmas. I told her that it would be a good idea to hide it, so that Madison wouldn't ask for it when she saw it. On Tuesday 9/25/2007, Megan told me that she had hidden her old IPod. I never thought to ask her where she hid it. Who knew? The next day was Wednesday, 9/26/2007.

I started looking for the IPod in Megs room before Christmas, since I really, really wanted to give it to Madison. It was loaded with great songs that Megan had accumulated and I know that Megan wanted her to have it. I didn't find it. I was sure that she would have just slipped it on a shelf, out of Madison's view. I respectfully went through her things, hoping to find the IPod stashed in a pocket of her hanging clothes, in a box, in a drawer, under her mattress. Anywhere! I ended up telling Madison the story before Christmas, and she was okay with it. Matt, Madison and I have looked, and continue to look for it. To this day, we can't find where Megan hid it. Sometimes, when I get an idea where it might be, I'll search that area and picture Megan just cracking up while watching me!

But don't feel sorry for Madison. She wised up and asked for Megan's NEW IPod. I told her that we have to wait until 9/26/08, then I will give up the search. I have this feeling that Madison is hoping that we don't find the old one now!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This year, the Megan Myers Memorial Scholarship was presented to Mohammed Hindiyeh (left), Kylie Hunsaker (not shown), and Jenny Norris (right). Congratulations to you all. We hope that you will carry a little bit of Megan's spirit in your hearts as you continue on your journey!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Matt & Madison were in their cousin Chris' wedding last weekend in Washington. Matt was the usher and Madison was the flower girl. The wedding was planned over a year ago, and Megs was asked to be a bridesmaid. In honor of Megan, Chris and his beautiful bride Andrea, gave Megans bouquet to Madison to carry in her basket while she threw the rose petals! We knew that Megs was there with us on that beautiful day!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Sunflower

In Spring 2007, Megan planted some sunflower seeds in her garden which was at the far corner of our yard near the park. None of the seeds sprouted so we forgot about them. This year, in our new garden which we dedicated to Megan, (and is completely across the yard from Megan's garden) a sprout appeared. At first I thought that it was a weed but I let it stay since it looked pretty hardy and I wanted to see what it would become. After weeks of watching this sprout turn into a large stalk, it dawned on me that it was a sunflower!!! The even crazier part is that once it bloomed, the bright orange/yellow flower was "looking" directly at our special rose garden, and shading some lavendar plants which were from her Aunts and Grandma! I know that the Megs had something to do with that, if for no other reason, than to put a smile on our faces!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Megan's Pride

Here's Megan #6 discussing strategy with her Pride teammates. (Okay they were probably talking about going to Baskin Robbins after the game) Photo was taken on Sept. 23, 2007. I am so happy that Andy Taylor decided to try out his trick new camera at the Pride games!!

The team has since been renamed Megan's Pride!!

Click on the link for more game photos, as well as photos from the end of the year party on June 13, 2008.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Megster and Cross Country pals

If you have photos of Megan, new or old, please send them to me via e-mail to gailmy@cox.net. I would love to see them!
Thanks- Gail

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Matt & Megan
When I started to revise the look of the website, I thought that maybe it was time to add the dates of Megans birth, as well as the date that she left us. I really never wanted to do that since somehow it makes this nightmare more real. I really didn't want her to have an end date. The thought is unimagineable, but as time goes on and I can't touch her or hug her, I know that somehow this is reality.

Right after I posted the dates, I received a poem from a friend, via e-mail. I rarely forward e-mails, and I usually don't get much out of them except a quick chuckle while working away at the computer. This one really stuck with me, especially the timing of it. So check out The Dash Poem (on the sidebar) and when you think about Megan's dates, don't focus on the end date, focus on the dash!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Check out the blogsite's new look!! I hope that you like it. Actually, it might change at any time since I am so new to formatting, uploading, downloading, etc., and I could possibly figure out a way to make it even better!!

Here are some photos of Megan with friends and family. We have so many boxes of photos, none of which are organized. So I decided to tackle a box today and these are a few of my favorite pictures.

The photo above was taken near the end of 8th grade by Karen, one of Megan's friends. Megan's friends gave me a wonderful signed poster for Megan's birthday with all sorts of pictures of Megan. Karen also gave me the digital photos and I will use more on this site soon!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

This is a link to the tribute video which was presented at Megan's memorial service. I hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, Megan!

It's Megan's birthday on Sunday March 30th!! Megs always looked forward to her birthday parties, just hanging out with friends, having scavenger hunts, etc. There were even a couple of years when Matt's band (with Matt G. & Scott) played at the party!! Loads of fun.

Megan had an assignment in 8th grade to put together a book which was titled All About Megan. I found and read the book after she passed away. It is a treasure. On the front cover she glued the following saying:

TO SEE IN THE WORLD" Mahatma Gandhi

I have thought so much about this saying since I found it in her book. It is a beautiful statement and I am happy that it touched her. All of our lives have changed so much since Megan died. I know that parents hug their kids more, and I know that kids hug their parents more as well. It has opened up alot of dialogue in families and has made them closer. We know what is important in life. We cherish the good times and get through the not-so-good times. Through it all, we miss Megan more than words can ever explain.

Happy Birthday, Meg! We love you!! Mom, Dad, Matt & Madison

Here are some photos from Sunday's get together at Megan's Grove!


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

After the longest, darkest, coldest winter on record (at the Myers house anyway), signs of Spring are in the air. There is new growth everywhere we turn. The weather is warmer. The trees in Megan’s Grove at LN Regional Park are starting to get their leaves!
It was 6 months ago today that Megan died unexpectantly. I still can’t believe it. Our life is now so different without Megan. Today I want to spend my time thinking about Megs (like I do every other day), but I also want to think about all the things that I am so grateful for! (Check out the photo for two examples of what I am grateful for!!!!) I encourage you to do the same! Gail

Monday, March 10, 2008

Vote Postponed Until April Board Meeting!

One of the Board Members had to leave early due to health reasons, so the issue could not be voted on tonight! The good news is that the Board Members and Superintendent Carter had positive things to say about the plan, so I am sure that it will pass next month!!!
I want to thank everyone who e-mailed the Board Members with your input! I am happy that they know that the community is very supportive of this plan!!
The next meeting will be in April, and I will update this site with the outcome of the vote!!!

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Friday, February 29, 2008

AED'S (Automated External Defibrillators) at CUSD Schools!

On March 10, 2008, the Capistrano Unified School Board will vote on implementing a plan which will allow our schools to have AED'S on campus and sporting events! Each school will decide for themselves if they want the devices, and will need to raise their own funds to obtain the AED's. The Myers family fully endorses this plan to protect our kids and are asking for your help! It is a terrific first step!! We don't know if an AED would have helped Megan, but we would have liked to try!! Please e-mail HWheeler@capousd.org , who is the Manager of Board Operations, and let her know that you support the use of AED's at CUSD schools!! She will make sure that the Board Members receive each e-mail! Below is a website which gives more information on AED's.
Please e-mail me at gailmy@cox.net if you have any questions or comments! Thank you for your support!!!
Click on the links below to learn more about AED's!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Photos of Megan

This is Megan's freshman school photo, taken in
September 2007.
I found some photos of Megan over the weekend in her room. My scanning ability is not great, but I hope you enjoy the photos anyway!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Madison!!

Madison's birthday was a complete success. The Birthday Fairies (aka Megan's Pride soccer team) visited the night before, while Madison slept, and decorated both the inside and outside of the house. Madison was completely surprised when she woke up in the morning to find balloons, streamers, a River of Love made with chalk in the street, and lots of Happy Birthday decorations!!! She had a birthday party with a few of her friends from school, as well as the Pride soccer team! The day was spent playing soccer, competing in a Gingerbread House decorating contest, and just hanging out!! Check out the photos of the fun!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Thank You Farmers Insurance!

Thank you to the Farmers Insurance Exchange Club and Megan's Aunt Janet for their fundraising efforts and the generous donation totaling $793.00 to the Megan Myers Memorial Foundation. You are all awesome!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Megan's Grove

We are planning on having the dedication to Megan's Grove when the weather gets a little warmer. Our plan is to have an afternoon BBQ and dedication, but it has been a little chilly lately!! I know that many of you have been there, and I thank you for the flowers, and decorations!! I love to spend time there, walk around the lake while Madison rides her bike, and just enjoy the peaceful setting!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Megan's Pride at the Myers House!!

It was so much fun to see Megan's Pride Soccer Team and parents at our house last Friday night!! Theresa (team mom extraordinaire) organized the fun, and John sang a beautiful song which he wrote titled "Megan's Grove". The night was an emotional roller-coaster for us all, while we watched the tribute DVD to Megan, as well as a few Pride soccer DVD's. We were so happy to be in the company of good friends, and Madison was thrilled to see the girls!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Dear Family & Friends-

Thank you so much for all of your love and support over the past few months. Our hearts are broken, but your amazing outpouring of comfort and friendship is helping us during this incredibly tough time. We miss Megan more than words can describe. The world has lost an incredible daughter, sister, and friend.

The Myers family extends the warmest wishes to you this holiday season.

With love-
Gail, Jeff, Matt & Madison

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Thank you to the Dana Hills Cross Country team for naming Megan the Fresh/Soph 2007 "Most Inspirational" athlete !!